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Wed, 05 Sep 2018

HARLEY-DAVIDSON TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH AN ALL-NEW POWER CRUISER: THE 2019 FXDR 114

 

The aggressive new FXDR 114™ communicates its commitment to all-out performance through visual design inspired at the drag strip, where the application of torque to pavement is sophisticated in its execution – and adrenaline-pumping in application.

                                                                                

 

·        Armed with tyre-spinning 114ci Milwaukee-Eight®V-twin power

·        Built around a Softail® chassis, with lightweight aluminium swingarm and wheels

·        Liberal use of composite components also saves weight

Oxford(21st August, 2018) –The new Harley-Davidson®FXDR™114 delivers hard-core drag-strip aggression with a technical edge. It’s an unapologetic power cruiser bringing a new level of all-out performance to the Harley-Davidson line-up, combining the unrelenting torque of the Milwaukee-Eight®114 engine with the liberal use of weight-saving aluminium and composite components. As a result every aspect of performance is amplified.

The FXDR 114 is the tenth Harley-Davidson based on the Softail®platform introduced in 2018 and the latest in a line of 100 high-impact motorcycles the company plans to introduce by 2027.

The FXDR 114’s aluminium swingarm achieves a 4.62kg weight reduction (6.25kg vs. 10.88kg, or 43% less) over a steel Softail swingarm accommodating a 240 mm rear tire. Because this is unsprung weight (mass located below the suspension) it has a significant impact on rear suspension performance, and is enhanced further by a lightweight 18-inch aluminium disc rear wheel.

The 19-inch forged aluminium Ace front wheel is a lightweight design that features very thin spokes. The FXDR 114 seat and tail section are supported by a subframe of welded aluminium tubing, and the tail section is composite. This replaces the steel subframe, steel rear mudguard and aluminium mudguard supports used on other Softail models, for a weight saving of approximately 3.17kg. The front and rear mudguards are also constructed of lightweight composite material.

 

Pricing for FXDR starts at £19,855.00.

 

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